What’s the significance of Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Order? Not much, unless you make it so – by David Firester

by: David Firester

President Trump, in accordance with both his campaign promise and Congressional will, announced on December 6, 2017, that the United States will be moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.[1] In his pronouncement, the president did make some minor factual errors,[2] but on the whole he was accurate in describing the overall truth that Jerusalem is and always has been the center of not only the State of Israel, but of the Jewish people as well.

As there is bound to be some misunderstanding of the implications his decision is said to have, I will point to two. One has to do with geography, whereas the other is based on logic. Let me begin, however, with a brief note on context (or lack thereof).

As there is bound to be some misunderstanding of the implications his decision is said to have, I will point to

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